When it comes to the holiday season, the dinner table just isn’t complete without a huge bowl of mashed potatoes. The addition of mashed potatoes can pretty much make any meal more hearty and delicious, but they notoriously take a long time to prepare. In order to shorten the amount of prep time needed, today we’re turning to Sunset to give us some awesome tips and tricks on how to get the fastest mashed potatoes ever. The less time spent prepping everyone’s favorite side dish means more time to spend with family and friends instead of huddling over a hot bowl of potatoes with a big potato masher. The biggest pieces of advice here are to cut your raw potato into small chunks before cooking and to use a handheld electric mixer when mashing. Small chunks of potato will cook much faster than large chunks, and using an electric mixer means no sore arms the next day and also means easy clean-up. If you’re ready to dive into some of the easiest and fastest mashed potatoes ever, check out the video below to see how it all comes together.
Like I said, we’re huge fans of mashed potatoes here at MyRecipes, and this topic wouldn’t be complete without a roundup of some of our favorite recipes that we like to share around the dinner table. These recipes include everything from classic family tradition recipes that have been used in our editor’s kitchens to speedy and quick recipes as well. Take a look, but beware, you’ll instantly be craving this comfort food when you do!
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